| May 10, 2017 | 0 Comments


Dear Event Doctor: We have about two months between the deadline that we’ve set for RFP submissions and the day we plan to award our event. Is that too short of a time frame? Too long? Is there a proper amount of time a decision like that should take?—Time After Timee

Dear Time: Suspense can be a good thing, but not when it comes to bidding on events. The amount of time that passes between the submission of a bid and the awarding of an event will vary greatly, but it should be only as long as the organizer requires to undertake a fair process of analyzing and ranking the proposals. A thorough evaluation often requires site visits and inspections of proposed venues and hotels, which tends to lengthen the time required, especially when more than a small handful of cities are under consideration.

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The Event Doctor is sports-event veteran Frank Supovitz, president and chief experience officer of Fast Traffic Events & Entertainment, an event management and consulting firm. From 1992 to 2014, Supovitz served as the senior event executive for the National Football League and National Hockey League. He is also the author of “The Sports Event Management and Marketing Playbook.” Questions for The Event Doctor can be emailed to Frank Supovitz at

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